Our staff

Dr. Winnie Yuen

Veterinarian 

Dr. Winnie Yuen has always had a love for animals. One of her fondest childhood memories is the adoption of a pug puppy. The pug fostered her dream of becoming a veterinarian. Since her teenage years, she has gained experience from volunteering and working at emergency, referral, and general practices for dogs and cats. Upon completing high school, Winnie went on to complete a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Guelph. Winnie’s journey continued when she flew across the world to study veterinary medicine at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Upon graduation in 2011, Winnie has moved back to Toronto and has been working in Toronto and Mississauga ever since.

She is a veterinarian that enjoys focusing on the pleasure of companionship and also on the health and well-being of animals. Being a pet owner herself, she has an excellent understanding of the stress related to being a great pet parent. Winnie has a passion for integrative/alternative medicine, preventative care, and client education. In 2014, she completed the Veterinary Acupuncture course at the Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine School in Florida. Furthermore, she is excited to continue her education in the fields of herbal medicine and food therapy. Winnie is married to Dr. Augustin Leung and they live with their three cats: Misu, Timmy, and Chloe. In addition to their three cats, they have a Labrador named Bagel, a Pomchi named Bailey, and a Pug named Kevin. In her spare time, Winnie enjoys reading, crocheting, practicing yoga, and cooking.

Dr. Augustin Leung

Veterinarian

Dr. Augustin Leung was raised in Markham and graduated with a Bachelors of Science from the University of Toronto. He grew up with many different pets. At one point he had four rabbits, two hooded rats, a hamster, and a Chihuahua. He always had an interest for animals. In 2006, he traveled to Australia and graduated from veterinarian school from the University of Melbourne, Australia with Honours in 2010. He has worked closely with wildlife at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and spent time on the Atlantic Ocean on salmon farms. He also worked in the countryside in Melbourne with dairy farmers while caring for critically ill patients. He was back in the GTA by 2011 working in Mississauga and downtown Toronto. In the spring of 2015, together with Dr. Winnie Yuen, they established Apple Creek Animal Hospital. 

In addition to working at Apple Creek Animal Hospital, he also works as an emergency veterinarian. He has a special interest in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, dentistry, critical care and emergency medicine.

In his spare time he enjoys playing court and beach volleyball, swimming, playing baseball, sketching, tinkering with computers, and working on his vintage car.

Liz

Hospital Administrator

Liz comes to Apple Creek AH with 20yrs experience. She has an advanced business diploma in Business Administration from Humber College which she obtained back in the early 90’s. Liz has worn many hats throughout her tenure in the veterinary field such as receptionist, technician, hospital coordinator, office manager, practice manager to hospital administrator. She looks forward to each new day as challenging and rewarding. Liz has special interests in marketing, networking and lending a hand whenever it is needed to her team!

Liz resides with her youngest son and awesome Himalayan cat “Chow Mein”. They enjoy an active lifestyle which includes cycling, swimming, basketball, beach volleyball, snowboarding, reading and travelling to warm sunny destinations whenever possible.

Until one has loved an animal, a part of ones soul remains unawakened – Anatole Francis

Emily

Veterinary Technician

Emily has spent her childhood growing up in Hong Kong. In her teens, she decided she wanted to attend university in Toronto, Canada where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.

As a young girl, Emily has grown up with many different types of pets. Currently she has a handsome spoiled Siberian Husky named Honc, and a Pomeranian puppy named Domi. She also has 3 exceptionally beautiful Ragdoll cats named Mori, Cozi, and Hari. To add to that mix, Emily has 5 cute and cuddly and very social hedgehogs 🙂

In Emily’s spare time, she likes to travel around with her pets and explore some trails, parks and new restaurants.

Athena

Veterinary Technician

Athena was born and raised in Markham, Ontario and resides with her parents and older brother. Ever since she was able to walk she knew she wanted to be surrounded by animals in her later years. Athena’s household always has at least one set of furry paws running about. Currently she has a sweet little cat named Tofu that keeps her company.

Athena attended Seneca College for the Registered Veterinary Technician program and graduated back in April 2017. She will be studying for her RV exam coming up soon and we wish her nothing but the best of luck – even though we know she will excel!

During her spare time, Athena enjoys playing games, reading and working with crafts such as clay and needle felting

Jenna

Client Care Representative

Jenna was born in Kingston and has lived in the Durham region for the majority of her life. She has a love of animals and always had some sort of a family pet growing up; dog, cat, fish, rabbit, etc. She has lived in the United Kingdom and travelled extensively throughout Southeast Asia and Europe. With a diploma in Business and a long history of customer service, Jenna enjoys the administration and customer relations side of things.  Jenna resides in Oshawa with her husband Mark, her cat, Beatrix and newly adopted kitten, Matilda.

Carman

Client Care Representative

Carman comes with a diverse background with moving to Hong Kong when she was a young girl, then attended university for sciences in the UK from 2009-2015 where she met her lucky husband. She then returned to Canada to begin her next journey; working and studying for her qualifications licensing exam which will earn her a licence to practice veterinary medicine in Canada.

Carman wears a few hats here at Apple Creek, such as assisting the veterinarians with their needs in the exam room and in the back treatment room. You will also see Carman’s charming smile at the front desk eager to assist you!

Carman loves all animals and has a special affinity for felines. She has 2 cats back home in Hong Kong named BoBo and Tat Tat that are keeping her parents company while she is over here. Carman recently adopted a handsome, debonair orange and white long hair cat named Maverick who is settling in very well.

In her spare time Carman enjoys playing badminton, varies water sports including diving, she enjoys poetry and is definitely happy to admit she is a “foody”.

Kiona

Veterinary Assistant

Kiona joined our fantastic team after finishing her undergrad at McMaster where she majored in biology and minored in psychology. Among her group of friends, she is always the one who is known for having a special affinity for animals. She had volunteered at an animal shelter back in Hamilton while she was at school and fostered an absolutely adorable shelter cat named Prince.

Besides a keen interest in companion animals, Kiona is also passionate about environment protection and wildlife conservation. She is a huge fan of bringing her recycled bag, her own water bottle and even her own straw into work to help support the environment. Kiona is looking forward to visiting the “Big 5” (a term that refers to Safari Royalty in Africa):the lion, leopard, elephant, black rhinoceros, and African buffalo. She would love to take on roles related to wildlife conservation and animal welfare in the future.

Kiona loves to travel around the world and exploring new restaurants in her spare time.

 

Kirby

Veterinary Assistant

Coming Soon – Bio

Rosie

Co-op Student

Rosie is in grade 11 at a local high school and we are thrilled to have her as our co-op student this year! Although she has only been with us a short time she has gained invaluable knowledge that will hopefully help with her future endeavors.

During her spare time, Rosie enjoys cheering on her favourite baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jay!!! Lets go Blue Jays!

Sadly for Rosie, there are currently no pets in her household but hopes to have a canine friend accompany her in the near future.

Co-operative Education gives students an opportunity to test skills learned in the classroom, and to expand their knowledge through related work experience. … Co-operative education is the bridge between the employer, the student and the academic institution and benefits everyone involved”.

Kevin

Our Fun Loving Quirky ACAH Pug!

*Bio Coming Soon!

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